“Guinness World Records is devastated to learn of the tragic death of record-breaking explorer Captain Hamish Harding.
“The famed UK adventurer was one of five lives lost in the Titan submersible catastrophe.
“He was 58 years old.
“Hamish was on board the OceanGate vessel alongside the company’s founder and CEO Stockton Rush, diver Paul-Henri Nargeolet, businessman Shahzada Dawood and his teenage son Suleman.
“The vessel dove 12,500 ft (3.8 km; 2.3 m) down in the North Atlantic Ocean to see the wreckage of the Titanic, which sank during its maiden voyage in 1912.
“It lost contact during the paid-for tourist expedition and a major international search was launched.”
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